Unique Lives & Experiences
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Unique Lives & Experiences presents
Dr. Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, began her landmark study of chimpanzees in Tanzania in June 1960, under the mentorship of famed anthropologist and paleontologist Dr. Louis Leakey. Her extraordinary work at the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve opened our eyes to the complexity and richness of chimpanzee communities, and forced us to reconsider our relationship to other species – even what it means to be human.
In 1977 Dr. Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute, a global organization supporting the research at Gombe in addition to programs for research, education, community development and conservation. Travelling an average of 300 days per year, Dr. Goodall speaks about the threats facing chimpanzees and other environmental concerns, and her reasons for hope in these complex times.
In 2002, Dr. Goodall was appointed UN Messenger of Peace. Others honors include Japan's prestigious Kyoto Prize, and England’s highest honor – Dame of the British Empire - awarded to Dr. Goodall in February 2004 in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Join Dr. Goodall as she reflects on the incredible insights her research has offered into our closest animal relatives, and the extraordinary change the world has seen since she first began her research in 1960. She will also discuss the current threats facing the planet, the need for change, and her reasons for hope; including the importance of empowering our youth to become environmental stewards.
Capacity: up to 1797
Ideal for: Concerts; Performances; Film Premieres; Large Meetings; Convocations
EPCOR CENTRE's Jack Singer Concert Hall is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America.
As the home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and EPCOR CENTRE's BD&P World Music Series, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. Through rentals to outside promoters and the community, the Jack Singer hosts a wide variety of performances year-round.
Special features incorporated into the hall design allow it to host a spectrum of entertainment, with a stage measuring up to 86' wide and nearly 38' deep. Suspended high above the stage is an 185,000-pound (90-ton) laminated sprucewood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix.
In August 2004, the Jack Singer Concert Hall was upgraded with a new million dollar sound system, including a state-of-the-art hearing assistance system. The main level of the concert hall is fully wheelchair accessible with flexible seating options.